Post by EarthShine Doll on Feb 17, 2016 7:51:16 GMT -8
They look amazing!! You should be so proud! I do understand what you mean about wanting to be happy with a doll you made. It's so easy to scrutinize every last tiny detail of your own work, and then flaws seems to stand out waving a giant flag!(and nobody else probably notices!) I think You've done amazing, keep it up! I agree with Kamia- can't wait to see some of your exquisite fashion on them!
Thank You so much Kamia <3. Well, the kiln did cost so much that I must continue doll making, or it was the most stupid purchase I have ever made . So now, with a price of one used kiln I can have dozens of porcelain dolls for myself!!! They are not EDs or BiDolls or other amazing beauties, but finally I am able to have a porcelain doll to play with. And I can keep them on my table, not being afraid that the sunlight makes them green/yellow (like resin dolls) and if my cats drop them on the floor and they get broken -well, I'll just make a new one
Thank You too EarthShineDoll <3. I unfortunately have the amazing talent to notice every mistake in one second and they are the only thing I can focus after that -so yes, so many giant red flags on my doll everywhere! It took all my courage when I started selling my doll clothes and I am still so afraid every time I sell something.
I've just spent two hours in the closet where I keep my fabrics, trying to get some inspiration. But I can only think of doll making at the moment . I think I just have to force myself to sew something, anything, to get into the sewing-mood again (PS: my husband might be able to get me some white porcelain slip tomorrow!! If that happens, I certainly know what I am going to do this weekend , casting casting casting pieces! )
Caracal, huge congratulations on achieving such excellent results. Your dolls look wonderful. I saw their pictures on Flickr. I am amazed by your determination and tenacity. It was a long way from beginning to the end, but you didn't give up. My applause to you.
Thank You Ivdolls! Yes, it's been a long way..and it continues... Just today I was so darn unhappy with the doll and I really have to make many changes and that means making many new plaster molds -and that means delay, because it takes time for the molds to dry.
Oh Kamia, I was not able to get new porcelain slip . But did finally sew something -again for my muse; Lillycat Cerisedolls Lyse (photos in Flickr )
But I did finally also took couple photos of my doll. So here she is, naked...haven't done any clothes for her...someday someday 3T3A1441 by Tanja, on Flickr
I know my doll has been influenced by ED dolls, sorry for that. I wish I 'll have my own style soon. I am also planning making lots of tattoos, inspired by animals (those of You who know me thru Facebook certainly have noticed what is the most important thing for me in this life ) Waiting to get the new porcelain slip -and getting the inspiration to do the new plaster molds...
Caracal I totally agree with allurose- it's ok to be influenced by another artist- all art is to some degree or another! I actually think you have stamped your own style on her already, and she is wonderful! I love the flow of her lines- and as much as I love your clothes and will be exciting to see what you eventually make for her, it would almost be a shame to cover her up!!
Post by KittyBubbletea on Feb 27, 2016 5:15:51 GMT -8
Tanya, I love your posts and seeing all you have worked on. I can relate so well to never being happy with my own work. So I appreciate your persistence and hard work because it helps the rest of us see how much goes into making a doll. Even failure can be considered progress because there is always something learned in the process. I admire your determination. The in-progress photos are great! Please continue to share. It is motivation for us all out here who need that push to finish a project when we are stuck or not quite happy with the results. :-) Thank you!
I actually think you have stamped your own style on her already, and she is wonderful!
I agree with Bibarina; the sculpt of her face is unlike anything I've seen so far. I think you've already developed your own style. She cannot be mistaken with an ED doll. Btw she poses beautifully. Really good job! Looking forward to seeing your animal tattoos.
Oh, You are all just too nice!!!! I am happy if I can motivate others to make their own dolls too -and if I can do it, anyone can . I wish that I had taken lots more wit photos, since I myself love to see other people's photos of their projects being done. Must take more photos in future -hands dirty with porcelain slip or other material , maybe I have to ask my daughter be behind the camera. PS: still having difficulties getting more porcelain slip . Now I am considering making porcelain clay into porcelain slip... according to internet, it should be easy... We will see . Learning all kinds of stuff is so interesting though!
Edit; I wish I was talented like Lillycat Cerisedolls creator is, she has done something very different with the body. Maybe if I'll do these 'normal' bodies for some years, I can design something more interesting
Last Edit: Feb 29, 2016 10:10:58 GMT -8 by caracal
Since this girl was made, I have redone the legs, hands and head. I have already couple dolls ready for painting and I was hoping to have time today to start with that. (And I have to redesign the arms too at some point -and the knees...again...still not happy with them. I can not even remember how many times I have done them )
And my blonde girl was lucky enough to go to my friends' shop and she gets to spend some time with cute wool-dogs My doll by Tanja, on Flickr